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Gini Dietrich

Join C.C. Chapman for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

By: Gini Dietrich | April 24, 2013 | 
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Amazing-Things-Will-HappenIt’s already time for our next Livefyre Q&A…today with C.C. Chapman.

C.C. is the best-selling co-author of Content Rules (a book he wrote with the fabulous Ann Handley), but also is a blogger, speaker, podcaster, freelance writer, photographer, creator of the digital “man cave,” and most importantly – dad.

He’s one of the early adopters of, well, everything digital and his name is thrown around on the “best of” lists consistently.

His latest book, Amazing Things Will Happen, is about how to get what you want out of your life.

A short departure from his typical marketing teachings, not only helps you set goals to achieve your dreams, it helps you dream.

C.C. is a gentleman, he’s a scholar, and he’s joining us today!

Today’s Livefyre Q&A

At noon ET (that’s 11:00 CT, 10:00 MT, and 9:00 PT for those of you who can’t do time zones), C.C. is going to be hanging out in the comments so you can ask him anything and everything about his newest book, about Content Rules, what it’s like to be a dad blogger among all the mommy bloggers, some of his favorite brand stories, what it was like to be on lockdown in Boston last week, or who has better shoes – him or Ann.

In order to participate, all you have to do is:

  • Make sure you have a Livefyre account or be ready to sign in with one of your social networks.
  • Set a reminder for noon ET today.
  • Order the book so you can help C.C. out, but also get your learn on.
  • Create a list of questions.
  • Come back here, scroll to the bottom, and write a comment in the form of a question. As soon as you hit “post comment,” C.C. will see it and reply to you. You can even join the conversation around questions others are asking, if you like.

We’ll be here for an hour so you can join us the entire time or step in and out during the hour. It’s entirely up to you; just make sure you’re here before 12:59.

Win a Copy

Those of you who participate in today’s Livefyre Q&A (even if you’re late to the party, but not if you’re an Arment Dietrich employee) will be entered in a random drawing for a free copy of the book.

We bought two copies and will give them both away, but you have to actually leave a comment, ask a question, or participate in the chat to be entered in the drawing. Otherwise we won’t know you were here.

Get ready with your questions and join the conversation. And don’t fear! If you missed the live portion of this, we’ll keep the drawing open until midnight PT so you still have time to get in your questions.

Former Guests and Who’s Next

For former guests, check out Margie ClaymanSarah RobinsonMark StoryBeth HaydenSarah EvansStanford Smith, and Chris Brogan.

And following is the lineup through September so mark your calendars! Same bat time, same bat channel.

If you have a recommendation on who to fill the very last slot, let me know! Our only requirement is they have published a book and it centers around PR, marketing, social media, or entrepreneurship.

See you today at noon!

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communications firm. She is the lead blogger here at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. She is the co-author of Marketing in the Round and co-host of Inside PR. Her second book, Spin Sucks, is available now.

233 comments
ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

Thank you, thank you C.C.! We'll leave this open through tomorrow morning so people who couldn't attend live have an opportunity to ask questions. We'll do a drawing for the books tomorrow!

Word Ninja
Word Ninja

I would like to say THANK YOU to C.C. Chapman and Gini for the great "event."

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

Five more minutes! Get your last second questions in!

belllindsay
belllindsay

I can't believe this is almost over already! :(

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

I read some of your blog posts last week around the Boston Marathon events. Are things beginning to go back to normal?

belllindsay
belllindsay

Why do you think our generation (though you’re younger than I am! Sadly.) is so receptive to the idea of self-improvement? Did we miss something these last 20 years? Is it just facing your own mortality as you age...?? 

yvettepistorio
yvettepistorio

What advice would you give to people who "run out of creativity" when writing?

CC_Chapman
CC_Chapman

@ginidietrich Thank YOU for having me. I'll do my best to swing back and answer any new questions I find.

I appreciate you having me on to talk about the book and everything else.

williamtpeckii
williamtpeckii

@ginidietrich @belllindsay thanks for setting this up! it's been fun reading these updates and they come flying in! the New Comment tool in the bottom right has been very helpful!

CC_Chapman
CC_Chapman

@ginidietrich As I type this I have the memorial service for fallen MIT Officer Sean Collier on my television so this has been a nice distraction even though I've been tearing up as I type.

Boston (and all of New England) are a hearty lot. We don't get kicked down very easily so yes we are picking ourselves back up.

The street where the attack happened opened back up today and business is starting back up.

Catching the people behind the acts made moving forward possible for me personally. Until that happened I couldn't focus on almost anything. 

#BostonStrong isn't just a hashtag, but it is the way we live our lives. We'll be ok and push forward. 

CC_Chapman
CC_Chapman

@ginidietrich @marketingprofs Are you kidding me? Have you seen her boots? She wins instantly.

Plus, I could care less about my shoes :)

CC_Chapman
CC_Chapman

@belllindsay Hmmm....that isn't anything I've ever thought about before.

Perhaps it is because we as a world are at a time in our lives when everyone feels more connected because we hear about everything around the world. There is more information more than ever so perhaps that motivates us to be better people?

I don't know.....You've got my brain noodling on this now....I need to think about it some more. 

Future blog post or podcast perhaps.

CC_Chapman
CC_Chapman

@yvettepistorio I'd tell them that they need to realize it happens to ALL writers. 

Some days the words pour out. Others you have to drag them out somehow.

I usually get away from the writing. Go and do something completely different and it recharges.

I've never been able to get into the "I write every day at _____" but I do commit to writing every day and that helps. Some days crap comes out, but it is still writing. Keep doing that.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@CC_Chapman We'd just gotten back from Europe when the manhunt began and we were glued to the police scanner. So I imagine what you felt was about 200,000 times greater than what we did. It's been amazing to watch how the city came together.

belllindsay
belllindsay

 @CC_Chapman @belllindsay Hmmm, yeah, the whole "instant information" thing these last ten years or so has really changed our lives in so many ways - I immediately Google when I am sick - I usually end up with "I either have a head cold....or EBOLA!!" ;) 

CC_Chapman
CC_Chapman

@ginidietrich Yes she does and she wears them for me ever since she found out how fond I am of them. 

Ann rocks!

belllindsay
belllindsay

@EdenSpodek @CC_Chapman @belllindsay Oh I agree to that point Eden. But my dad thinks I'm out of my mind for leaving the CBC after 20 years (union, pension, yadda yadda) and couldn't grasp the concept of changing because you were miserably unhappy. 

EdenSpodek
EdenSpodek

@CC_Chapman @EdenSpodek @belllindsay I wonder if they think about it more today than the did when they were younger. The seniors I know sure seem to be looking for ways to keep learning and enriching their lives in various ways. Maybe not to the same extent as some of us but probably more so than 30 or 40 years ago.

belllindsay
belllindsay

@EdenSpodek @belllindsay I just wonder if our parents generation were a bit more "Meh, I'm gonna smoke and drink and enjoy myself, while I work at my crappy job for life" - while we're all about making life BETTER. 

CC_Chapman
CC_Chapman

@belllindsay Saw someone today say that WebMD is a choose your own adventure for adults. I cracked up laughing for hours. I think it was Matt Ridings, but i could be wrong.

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